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ARCH 303 Introduction to Sustainability in the Built Environment II

Units: 1.5

Hours: 27 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU

This course, along with ARCH 302 is an overview of the process of green building, covering theory, history, state of the industry, and best practices.  This course can be taken independently or consecutively with ARCH 302. The course covers various building assessment systems including LEED, Green Globes, GreenPoint Rated, etc. Topics include: the background of the green movement; high performance green and natural building design; green building assessment; the green building process and ecological design; building water conservation systems; recycling, re-use, waste management and green material selection; indoor environmental quality including air quality, daylighting, views and thermal comfort; green construction operations; building commissioning; and economic analysis of green buildings.  It is a comprehensive look at an emerging process for economic and resource sustainability.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: Define and express the ethical, social, and environmental value of energy conscious design as well as compare and contrast societal implications of utilizing renewable and non-renewable resources.